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Soldiers trade rifles for snow shovels to help dig out St. John's

Soldiers trade rifles for snow shovels to help dig out St. John's

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Military personnel armed with shovels spread out across St. John's, N.L., Monday in response to calls from people still struggling to dig out from last week's unprecedented snowfall.

Duceppe family sues seniors' home for $1.25 million over mother's death

MONTREAL — On the one-year anniversary of their mother's death, the family of former Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe announced they are suing the luxury seniors' residence where the 93-year-old perished after being trapped in a courtyard during
Manitoba carbon tax a maybe, Pallister says after meeting Trudeau in Winnipeg

Manitoba carbon tax a maybe, Pallister says after meeting Trudeau in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister is holding out the possibility of imposing a carbon tax in his province as he tries to fashion a green plan that will meet with the federal government's approval.
A brief look at carbon taxing by province

A brief look at carbon taxing by province

OTTAWA — As of Jan. 1, every Canadian and all Canadian businesses are paying a price on carbon.
Cdn envoy Dominic Barton to testify at Canada-China parliamentary committee

Cdn envoy Dominic Barton to testify at Canada-China parliamentary committee

OTTAWA — Canada's ambassador to China, Dominic Barton, will be among the first witnesses to testify before a new special parliamentary committee created to examine Canada's fraught relationship with China.
Former Montreal mayor can keep $268K severance despite fraud conviction: judge

Former Montreal mayor can keep $268K severance despite fraud conviction: judge

MONTREAL — Disgraced former Montreal mayor Michael Applebaum can keep the $268,000 he received from the city after resigning from office, despite a conviction for fraud against the government, Quebec Superior Court ruled Monday.
By the thousands, well-armed Americans peacefully defend right to bear arms

By the thousands, well-armed Americans peacefully defend right to bear arms

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Supporters of northern B.C. pipeline protest end blockade at ferry terminal

Supporters of northern B.C. pipeline protest end blockade at ferry terminal

VICTORIA — BC Ferries says demonstrators opposed to a liquefied natural gas pipeline across northern British Columbia ended a protest today that tied up traffic at a terminal near Victoria.
Poll suggests some don't think Canada should send troops to stop genocide

Poll suggests some don't think Canada should send troops to stop genocide

OTTAWA — A poll probing people's knowledge of the Holocaust has turned up a finding that suggests there are some in this country who believe Canada shouldn't intervene militarily if there was a genocide taking place in the world.
Growing natural-disaster response risks dulling Army's fighting edge: Commander

Growing natural-disaster response risks dulling Army's fighting edge: Commander

OTTAWA — Canada's top soldier is warning that as the Army gets called out to a growing number of floods, wildfires and other natural disasters, there is a risk that work will hurt the force's ability to defend the country.